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WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

Columbus was once dubbed the "Fast Food Capital of the World" by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal (Wendy’s and White Castle are both headquartered here), and Anthony Bourdain caused an uproar on his Travel Channel show No Reservations when he referred to Columbus as the land of “strip malls” and “Applebee’s." Contrary to the stereotype, the dining scene here is diverse and thriving. Being that Columbus is a large city, the choices are plentiful and evolving. However, there are many beloved staples in the community, as well as outstanding newcomers that we list here.

Restaurant NameTypeLocation

Adriatico's

Pizza

Campus

Alana's Food and Wine

New American, International

Campus-North

Anna's Greek Cuisine

Greek

North

Barcelona

Spanish/Mediterranean

German Village

Basi Italia

Italian

Victorian Village-Campus South

Betty's Fine Food & Spirits

American,

Short North

Blue Nile

Ethiopian

Campus

Brazenhead

Bar, Burgers, Irish

Near Campus-West

Brazenhead

Bar, Burgers, Irish

North

Buckeye Donuts

Donuts, Gyros

Campus

Café Kabul

Afghan

Campus-West

Cap City Fine Diner

Upscale Diner

Near Campus-West

Catfish Biff's

Pizza

Campus

City BBQ

BBQ

West

Clever Crow Pizza

Pizza

Campus

Dirty Frank's

Hot Dogs, Vegetarian

Downtown

Donatos

Pizza

German Village

Donatos

Pizza

Campus

Easy Living Deli

Deli

Campus-West

Eddie George's Grille 27

American, Sports Bar

Campus

El Vaquero

Mexican

Near Campus-North/West

Graeter's

Ice Cream

West

Hounddog's Three Degree Pizza

Pizza

Campus-North

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Short North

Katzinger's Delicatessen

Deli, Vegetarian

German Village

La Chatelaine Bakery & Bistro

French, Bakery, Brunch

West

Lemongrass

Asian Fusion, Sushi

Short North

Marcella's

Italian, Small Plates

Short North

Moretti's

Italian

North

Nancy's Home Cooking

American

Campus-North

North Market

International, Deli, Baked Goods, Specialty

Short North/Arena District

Northstar Café

American, Breakfast, Vegetarian

Short North

Ohio Union

Diner, Breakfast, Deli, Pizza

Campus

Oscar's

American, International

North

Pistacia Vera

Pastries, Brunch

German Village

Plank's Cafe & Pizzeria

Pizza, Italian, Breakfast

German Village-South

Rigsby's Kitchen

Italian, Mediterranean

Short North

Schmidt's Sausage Haus

German

German Village-Downtown South

Skully's Music Diner

Pub Food, Live Music

Short North

The Thurman Café

Burger's

German Village-Downtown South

Tommy's Pizza

Pizza

Campus

Tommy's Pizza

Pizza

East

Varsity Club

Pub Food, Sports Bard

Campus

Worthington Inn

American, Brunch

North